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Average Experienced Legal Assistant Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$70,589
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$2,571
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The average salary for an Experienced Legal Assistant in Washington, District of Columbia is $70,589.
10%
$57k
MEDIAN
$71k
90%
$87k
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What Do Legal Assistants Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Legal Assistants?

Skills in Document Management, Document Preparation, Office Administration and Organizing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Filing Court Documents.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Legal Assistants?

An entry-level Legal Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,273 based on 29 salaries. An early career Legal Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,457 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Legal Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,957 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,520.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (24.5% less), Dallas, Texas (23.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (22.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 163 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.8%
Early Career
58.3%
Mid Career
11.0%
Late Career
12.9%